Master's Essay

Draft letter from Vasily Grossman to Josef Stalin. Photo Contributed by Polly Zavadivker

Students are required to produce a substantial research essay (average word count of 8000-10,000 excluding footnotes an bibliography) grounded in original research in primary historical documents. A successful essay will reflect a general understanding of the field of inquiry along with a critical grasp of the scholarship that currently defines the field; deep knowledge of the specific subject under investigation; the application of appropriate analytical models; and a well-supported interpretation of the materials explored.